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The early days but true from Suratthani or the masses & fruit and a new visitors from claiming their own private

PHANGAN ISLAND

Koh Tao has retained it's sparkle though it runs North to Ko Koh Panghan. Ko Tao is a small island, only twenty square kilometres with practically half of that too rugged to get to. At first the island was not colonized, visited only by fisherman from nearby islands while on the lookout for refuge during heavy storms or when they require fresh water and food. It seems odd that such a tourist paradiseshould have been previously earmarked as a penal island. Bizarre, but true. From 1933 until 1947 the island was home to political prisoners. Being almost 70 kilometers from the mainland meant it was somewhat escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. KohTao is surrounded by a lot of Black Tip ans Whale sharks as well.

Koh Tao for backpackers soon as soon arrived in droves. In the beginning of 1980's brought to KoTao some of the very first travellers from KoPhangan who were looking for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the island paradise. Mesmerised by the beautiful powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackers soon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local fishing boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were frequent. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its name for striking nature, excellent marinelife and wonderful landscapes grew, simple access was obtainable when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of visitors, being engrossed to the island. They were all released and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was deserted yet again. KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately. Here they found something more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the fantastic newly found tropical island paradiseof KohTao. Mesmerised by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackers soon arrived in droves.

Koh Tao means Turtle Island; most visited of March is still The name Ko Taomeans Turtle Island; some say that the given name is due to the islands outline which is meant to appear to be an inverted turtle while many others maintain it is from the day's when the sea nearby the island was fullof turtles and the island was their breeding spot. Here they found something more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the exiting newly found island paradiseof KoTao. Mesmerised by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves. The first settlers lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course providing for themselves with fishing. The name Ko Taomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst others claim its from the days when the water surrounding KohTao were rich with turtles and the island was their breeding area.